The top five ways to prevent IP spoofing

The term "spoofing" is generally regarded as slang, but refers to the act of fooling that is, presenting a false truth in a credible way. There are several different types of spoofing that occur, but most relevant to networking is the IP spoof. Most types of spoofing have a common theme: a nefarious user transmits packets with an IP address, indicating that the packets are originating from another trusted machine.

The first step in spoofing is determining the IP address of a host the intended target trusts. After that, the attacker can change the headers of packets to make it seem like the transmissions are originating from the trusted machine.

What sorts of attacks are launched through IP spoofing? To name a few...The top five ways to prevent IP spoofing

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